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Analysis & Exploration: Computers, tablets, phones

Technology & the Future of Aging

This is a live recording (slides and audio) of a talk given by Richard Caro entitled "The Future of Aging, & the Intersection of Aging & Technology". 

This talk was given in October, 2018, as part of a course, organized by architect Susi Stadler. The course was entitled "Life at Home and Aging in Community".

 

 

Trends in Technology Use by Older Adults

Pew Research has released a report that shows a substantial increase in the use of technology by older adults. They increased the use of the Internet, smart phones, and TV.

 

 

Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers

One of the writers I featured in my new book, The Vintage years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty, didn't begin to write her first book until she was in her eighties. And realizing at that time that her preferred method of pen and paper was no longer efficient, she embarked on learning how to use a computer. At ninety-two she's quite proficient at the keyboard and no stranger to email.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Computers, tablets, phones

SF Explorers use Amazon Echo Show to Reach Across the Country

The San Francisco Explorers participate in a cross country video call demonstration of the use of an Amazon Echo Show. .........Read more

Block Annoying Phone Solicitations with NoMoRoBo

Explorer Shirley shares her knowledge of an app that is intended to block unwanted phone calls from robot servers and solicitors. .........Read more

Learning Styles for New Technology @ Cincinnati

Learning Styles for New Technology.  This discussion concerns the challenges that older adults experience learning how to use new technology and new tech-oriented products.  They also suggest a few ideas to help improve technology instruction and assistance. .........Read more

Rich's New Apple Watch

Explorer Rich shows the group his new Apple Watch and describes features that he particularly likes. .........Read more

SRC Explorers View the Echo Show and Respond

The Saratoga Explorers are introduced to the Echo Show, an enhancement by Amazon of the Echo family of voice operated AI devices, which now features a display screen. .........Read more

Touchscreen Gloves

Explorer Lynn tells the group about gloves that need not be removed to operate the touchscreen of many electronic devices. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Computers, tablets, phones (shared by our Explorers)

RFID Blocker Sleeves

 
RFID Blocker Sleeves, cyber security
 

RFID blocker sleeves protect credit cards, passports, and other radio frequency ID cards from being read by unauthorized scanning devices nearby.

 

Easy to Connect

 
Simple Smartphone, easy to use wireless devices, communication
 

Easy to Connect is offering wireless devices that are basic in design for ease of use by older adults. The products aim to simplify the technological environment to meet their capabilities, and improve their day-to-day lives. Smartphones and tablets are now available, with other products in the...

 

AARP Realpad Tablet

 
AARP Realpad tablet computer, easy computer
 

Promoted by AARP, Realpad tablets are priced to be affordable for most people and they are designed to be easy to operate right out of the box. Being user friendly is at the top of the priority list, so technical assistance is available 24/7.

 

GrandPad - a simple way for mom to connect to the digital world

 
Grandpad
 

GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer that digitally connects mom to her family and friends. Mom can easily view family photos and videos, play games, check weather, listen to music, send voice emails, make phone calls, video chat, and more.

 

Breezie: Internet and tablet for the web-challenged

 
Breezie
 

Seems to be a combination of an android app with its own Samsung tablet, offering a curated web experience. Supposedly simpler to set up and maintain than a regular computer. With apps like address book etc.

Has a "hub" that lets a family member manage the system and get it all working,...

 

 

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